My daughter is almost 8 years old who does not seem to have any friends at school. She is in a center-based program where the students stay together each year. The latter part of last school year I noticed she did not have any friends. No invitations to parties, playdates. Her teachers said she tries hard to make friends and gets along well with other classmates.
I'm concerned that she will have the same experience this upcoming school year. I've had classmates over for her to play with and they seem to get along quite well. The parents of the other children tell me she is a very sweet and friendly girl when they return the favor of a playdate. However, there is never a second playdate unless I invite the children over. I'm confused and my daughter's self-esteem has been greatly affected by this. Suggestions?